December 16, 2012

Snowman Cups

I saw this idea on Pinterest earlier this year and knew I'd use it at some point.
These 2 are some of the ones I made for my family.
I added the names cut from vinyl on my Cricut so I could tell them apart.
I'm putting the small gifts in them.

I'm also making these for the residents at my Mom's assisted living facility and filling them with candy for the holidays. I'm not adding names to those.
They're quick to make with a little paint and a triangle of felt glued on for a nose.


December 14, 2012

Sock Monkey - Whoo Wha!

You might remember the Memory Bears I made my cousin's kids after my Uncle (their Grandfather) passed away using his old shirts.
Well, one of the girls found a pair of his socks and wanted a sock monkey made from them.
I've never made one before but knew I was going to try :)
I used the instructions from Craft Passion. They have some adorable sock monkeys on their site.
Here's how mine turned out. I decided to make him a hat from fleece and use some of the leftover buttons from the shirts on it.
I ♥ him!

Santa & Reindeer Flameless Tealight Pins

I had such a great response to my Snowman Flameless Tealight Pin, I created a Santa & a Reindeer pin!
These fun holiday pins 'stitch up quick'!
You can read more about these machine emboridery design files and purchase them on my site.
Click othe links below to go to the page with the design

December 6, 2012

Gift for Mom

At Christmas I try to make something special for my Mom.
Mom was always crafty - guess that's where I get it from :) - but now with her memory failing, she's not able to do things she used to.

I know she will ♥ these plates.

I've done her room in black and white with touches of pink.
When I saw these plates at the thrift store with the tiny pink flowers, I knew exactly what I wanted to make for her.
These will hang on either side of her bed.
There's a large floating frame monogram with scrolls I made her a few years ago that is directly above her bed.
It's going to look great!
The butterfiles were cut using my Cricut machine and the files are from
I'll try to post a photo of these hanging up in her room after the holidays.

December 4, 2012

Snowman Tealight Pin

My snowman obsession continues    
Our snowman pin is 'snow' adorable! 
It stitches up quick & makes a great winter accessory or gift.
The files can be purchased on our site HERE
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

December 2, 2012

The Tree is Up!

It's barely the first week of December and my tree is up and decorated.
I did something completely different this year. After about 20 years of doing the same tree, I thought it was time to change it up.
I've always wanted to do a tree like this.
I snowmen!!
The head came from Big Lots.
The bow at the neck was one I had that I used as a tree topper in past years.
I bought 2 rolls of silver wide deco mesh ribbon and used it as a garland.
The round 'icy' garland on the tree is something I've had for several years. I purchased it on clearance at JoAnns.
The 'snowballs' are stryrofoam balls painted with white glue and rolled in faux snow.
There are around 100 snowflakes & icicles from Dollar Tree on it..
When the lights are on, the tree SPARKLES
I might just leave this tree up all winter :)